Holiday Angling

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Winter has arrived in the Wood River Valley, yet with very little snow so far this year. If you can’t get a full day skiing in, it is a perfect time of year to get out on the water and catch some trout! Fishing is generally very good this time of the year, using nymphs and streamers. If you…

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Holiday Stuffing

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis It is time to get your nymphs out and start prospecting the local rivers. With this Autumn’s low flows it is important to change your nymphing tactics a little bit. A slightly smaller tippet diameter is important. Tippet sizes near 5X and 4X are recommended. This thin diameter will help nymphs sink faster and allow anglers to cover the…

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Pre-Holiday Primer

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The end of October continues to provide excellent weather for fishing. There are still decent hatches during the day, although the dry fly window gets shorter and shorter. Plan on lunch to dinner fishing hours for the prime action. Low flows mean stealth is a must in most places, and long, fine tippets are also a necessity unless you…

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October Angling

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis A cool Autumn has settled into the valley, with daytime temperatures hovering in the mid-fifties. The occasional day of rain is also in the forecast so check your weather and plan your fishing days accordingly. With the rainy days, comes the clouds, which when it is not raining, these clouds can in turn bring clouds of the Fall Baetis….

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Fall Fun

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The leaves are beginning to turn color here in the Valley making for a gorgeous autumn experience. The weather is switching back and forth between Indian summer and cooler fall days, but either type makes for a great day on the water. Anglers need to stay prepared with warm weather gear, as well as cool weather gear, including a…

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Low Water, Little Bugs

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis August has been hot, although not as bad as July. Little bugs still rule the day, but in a few weeks we should begin to see some Autumn insects. In the meantime continue to use long leaders, fine tippets and realistic imitations of the bugs on the water. Low flows drainage wide means stealth will be rewarded with strikes….

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Terrestrial Time

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis The late summer on our area waters this season could be dominated by the terrestrial insects. Things are shaping up that way. A dry summer means the greenest grass on the river banks will draw Ants, Beetles and Hoppers, the way a desert watering hole draws animals for miles. Couple this with the early emergence of most insects this…

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Summers Peak

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Expect to start seeing significant change in many of our area fisheries. The heat of summer means a few different bugs, changing water levels and fresh tactics. It is also a time of year for anglers to start practicing the art of Siesta. Low light and cooler temperatures need to be taken into account, and also how anglers handle…

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Low Light Means Feeding Fish

By | Fishing Forecast, Fishing Report

Synopsis Be prepared to once again, get up early and stay up late for the best fishing. The midday window is closing rapidly and the fishes feeding behavior is going to begin coinciding with the major insect activity. With the Green Drake and Stonefly season pretty much behind us, the evening Caddis, and morning Mayfly spinner falls are coming rapidly…

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